The ADMAF Design Fund Award, launched in 2019, provides a unique platform for both emerging jewelry designers based in the UAE and medium-sized jewelry-focused businesses for an opportunity to initiate a transformative journey. Through bespoke collaborations and comprehensive training opportunities, the award sets the stage for the creation of future-leading brands within the region and beyond.

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Launched in 2023, the award empowers young designers from the UAE by providing training and guidance to enhance their contribution to the cultural industries. In collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana this year, it expands opportunities for professional development in the sartorial craft. This initiative offers valuable prospects for career growth, creativity, and the infusion of unique perspectives and cultural influences. With the partnership of Dolce&Gabbana, renowned expertise and exposure are brought forth, fostering innovation and celebrating the rich heritage of the region. It plays a crucial role in shaping the future of the creative industries while promoting cultural preservation.

Recognising outstanding innovation and achievement by young Emiratis in the fields of sustainable design and architecture, the competitive 10k AED award seeks to nurture potential and creative talent by providing a launch pad for emerging designers and architects across the UAE. Submissions should address at least one of sustainability’s three main pillars: economic, environmental, and social with the winning work to be displayed as part of Abu Dhabi Festival.

The Award recognises creative excellence among youth in the performing arts. Submissions are open to individuals and groups who create an outstanding performance piece in the genre of music, dance, or theatre. Finalists will have the exciting opportunity to perform before a live audience and compete for a 20k AED cash prize.

Launched in 2013, the award supports the growth of the UAE visual arts scene by awarding emerging Emirati artists for outstanding work.

Presented in partnership with New York University Abu Dhabi, the award gives UAE undergraduates and recent graduates the chance to create a work of art that, in the spirit of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work, can be publicly exhibited and enjoyed.

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The Abu Dhabi Music & Art Foundation (ADMAF) and the luxury fashion brand Dolce&Gabbana are pleased to unveil the winners of the ADMAF x Dolce&Gabbana Design Award 2024.

The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and the luxury fashion brand Dolce&Gabbana are pleased to unveil the winners of the ADMAF x Dolce&Gabbana Design Award 2023. This prestigious accolade serves as a beacon for emerging creatives, fostering their talent while honouring their cultural legacy through innovative design.

Sarah AlMansoori claims the inaugural title in the jewellery creations category, while Azza Al Tawila di secures the coveted spot in the fashion category. Both winners will embark on a transformative journey, refining their work through an immersive 6-moth paid internship programme at Dolce&Gabbana headquarters in Milan, Italy, in their respective fields. Their final products will then be featured at the Abu Dhabi Festival 2025, showcasing the fusion of tradition and innovation in Emirati artistry.

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H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan honours winners of Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation awards in partnership with Van Cleef & Arpels, Gulf Capital, and Total Energies.

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, affirmed that our wise leadership, represented by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, is keen on supporting creativity and creators in all fields. This affirms the belief that progress and prosperity are not complete without innovative ideas and creative visions. As such, the UAE always seeks to nurture talent in all fields.

This came after His Excellency honoured the 2023 ADMAF Awards winners in the fields of jewellery design, fine arts, performing arts, and sustainable design with educational partners Van Cleef & Arpels, Gulf Capital, and Total Energies.

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) proudly marked the awards ceremony to honour the winners of its 2023 awards, in partnership with L’ÉCOLE Middle East – School of Jewelry Arts supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, TotalEnergies, and Gulf Capital.

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